First Blood

A Cultural Study of Menarche

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First Blood
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  • 9781925377040
  • 9781925377057
  • 9781876924829
What woman forgets the moment of discovering her first period? The shock? Fear? Panic? Loathing? Embarrassment? Pride? Happiness?First Blood examines the ways in which women from countries as diverse as India and Sri Lanka, England, the Philippines, Greece, Italy, Uganda, Indonesia, Fiji, Chile, Ukraine, Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong, recall this moment of menarche and what it meant to them, their families, and their societies. The book investigates beliefs and traditions surrounding menarche, including the concepts of uncleanness, of ceremony, of secrecy and lore still existing in many parts of the world.
  • Monash University Publishing; January 2016
  • ISBN 9781925377057
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  • Title: First Blood
  • Author: Sally Dammery
  • Imprint: Monash University Publishing
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781925377040
  • 9781925377057
  • 9781876924829
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781925377040
  • 9781925377057
  • 9781876924829